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Environment & Economy: Jobs in the Woods

Washington State is creating jobs in rural areas that will put people to work immediately. Our statewide unemployment rate is 9 percent, but in our rural counties it is as high as 16.5 percent. To get our economy moving, we need to create jobs. The state is seeking a modest $15.5 million in federal funding to complement ongoing work in Washington’s forested watersheds and support local economies and jobs in rural counties. Read more here.

Looking for a job related to the new federal funding for national forest roads? Read:


For more information

Mark Hicks
Water Quality Program
WA Department of Ecology
Phone: 360-407-6477
Email: Mark.Hicks@ecy.wa.gov
Last updated September 2015